EVERETT, Wash. -- With Saturday’s West Division Final win over the Calgary Roughnecks, the Washington Stealth have announced that it will host the 2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reebok in Langley, British Columbia, located just 10 minutes north of the U.S.-Canada border.
The Stealth defeated the Roughnecks 14-13 to earn its third trip to the NLL Championship Game in the last four years.
The decision to play the Saturday, May 11 NLL title game in Langley was made after Comcast Arena, the team’s home in Everett, Wash., was booked throughout the weekend of May 10-12.
After an exhaustive search was unable to find open weekend dates at other arenas in the Puget Sound area, and faced with the possibility of deferring the game to the winner of the East Division Final, the Stealth elected to keep the NLL Championship Game in the Pacific Northwest.
“Keeping the Champion’s Cup game in our region is the best outcome for our fans and will maintain our home-floor advantage,” said David Takata, president of the Washington Stealth. “Obviously the ideal outcome would be to host the game on our home floor, but due to the weekend window available for the game, we had to look at other options in the region.”
Game time for the 2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reebok at the 5,500 seat Langley Events Centre is 4 p.m. PDT on Saturday, May 11. The game is broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network.
“The Langley Events Centre is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier facilities and has hosted NLL exhibition games during the past two seasons,” Takata said. “Getting the fans this close to the action for a championship game will be special. The mid-afternoon game time will help our fans make the trip to Langley and back in one exciting day.”
Tickets for the 2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reekbok are available now through Ticketmaster, www.StealthLAX.com, by calling 1-855-985-5000 and at the Langley Events Centre box office.
The Stealth is making its third NLL Championship Game appearance in the past four years. The team advanced to the NLL title game in each of its first two years in Washington state, winning the franchise’s first NLL championship in 2010.
2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reebok
Game: Washington Stealth vs. Rochester Knighthawks
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Time: 4 p.m. PDT (7 p.m. EDT)
Location: Langley Events Centre — Langley, British Columbia
Travel to Langley: www.StealthLAX.com
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